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Notes From the Field: Making Smiles Bright in Panama

Notes From the Field: Making Smiles Bright in Panama

February 06, 2019

Working out of a building with a thatched roof and dirt floors, our humanitarian partner, Mission Save a Smile, is able to provide dental care to the indigenous Guna people of Panama by the light of LuminAID solar lanterns.
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Notes From the Field: An Update From Holiday Give Light Partner buildOn

Notes From the Field: An Update From Holiday Give Light Partner buildOn

January 31, 2019

During the 2018 holiday season, LuminAID partnered with buildOn, an organization whose goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Now we’re back with an update from buildOn about how the 1,000 lights sent have impacted the work they’re doing in Malawi.
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Notes from the Field: How Health for All Mission Illuminated Cameroon

Notes from the Field: How Health for All Mission Illuminated Cameroon

January 28, 2019

“The kids enjoyed that moment because they could blow them up and touch the power button and ‘Voila’ . . . The highlight of my trip was to see the joy, the smile and amazement on their faces. It was a magical moment.”
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Brooklyn Boulders Climbs the Night with LuminAID

Brooklyn Boulders Climbs the Night with LuminAID

January 23, 2019

This past Thursday, January 17th Brooklyn Boulders turned the lights way down and climbed the night away at their first-ever indoor (outdoor-style) night climb! Climbers came through to BKB's Queensbridge facility with their harnesses, headlamps, and super-stoked attitudes—ready for an indoor climb like no other! LuminAID's PackLite Spectra USB helped light the way for climbers as they tackled boulder problems and top-roped towering heights, all while bathed in vibrant color.
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What We Learned From ShelterBox's

What We Learned From ShelterBox's "Recovery Starts With Shelter" Report

January 23, 2019

Longtime LuminAID partner, ShelterBox, recently released a report detailing the scale of the unmet need for emergency shelter around the world.
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Our Co-Founder Andrea Discusses LuminAID's Commitment to Innovation and Sustainability

Our Co-Founder Andrea Discusses LuminAID's Commitment to Innovation and Sustainability

January 14, 2019

Our co-founder, Andrea Sreshta, spoke with Impakter Magazine about LuminAID's commitment to innovation, iteration, and sustainability. Read her interview, originally published on Impakter.com.

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How To Help Your Kids Feel Safe When the Power Goes Out

How To Help Your Kids Feel Safe When the Power Goes Out

January 08, 2019

Whether it’s winter storms or summer heat waves, power outages always take us off guard. Even if the electricity only goes out for a few minutes, this can be a scary time for kids. It’s always a good idea to keep your emergency plans updated, and we are here to help!

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Notes From the Field: Preventing Tragedy in Southern Kenya

Notes From the Field: Preventing Tragedy in Southern Kenya

January 03, 2019

After a kerosene lamp was knocked over in the middle of the night, a deadly fire highlighted the need for safe, sustainable light in the village of Mtangani, Kenya.
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Notes From the Field: How Light Makes a Difference for Syrian Refugees in Greece

Notes From the Field: How Light Makes a Difference for Syrian Refugees in Greece

December 27, 2018

According to the U.N., more than half of all Syrians have been displaced by the country’s civil war, and 5.6 million of these have fled the country, seeking asylum and safety abroad. Over the past several months, our humanitarian partners, Love Without Borders and Refugee Biriyani & Bananas, have made several trips to refugee camps in Greece, bringing with them LuminAID lights and other supplies.

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Two Men and a Canoe Have a Very Merry Christmas With LuminAID

Two Men and a Canoe Have a Very Merry Christmas With LuminAID

December 19, 2018

Two Men and a Canoe have some holiday fun with LuminAID in the backcountry.
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Notes from the Field: How God Is Grace Ministry Made a Difference in Uganda

Notes from the Field: How God Is Grace Ministry Made a Difference in Uganda

December 19, 2018

Every summer, God Is Grace visits the women they sponsor in their homes in Uganda. Over the years, the organization has realized that lack of light was an issue for almost every woman they spoke to. This past summer God Is Grace visited Uganda as a LuminAID nonprofit partner supported by our Subsidy Program, and ninety-eight women received a solar lantern for their homes.
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Why You Need to Swap in Solar For Your Battery-Powered Lanterns

Why You Need to Swap in Solar For Your Battery-Powered Lanterns

December 12, 2018

Whether you’re exploring the backcountry, car camping with the family, or preparing for an emergency, you’ll want a solar lantern in the mix. Reliable, bright, and portable, solar lanterns are must-have gear for everyone from the avid hikers to the practicalists.

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